The Certification of Then-2nd Lt. Joseph Laughlin in the US Army Air Corps Reserve

Title

The Certification of Then-2nd Lt. Joseph Laughlin in the US Army Air Corps Reserve

Subject

This certification was presented to then-Lt. Laughlin upon his arrival at Wheeler Field in Hawaii

Description

Although war was on the horizon, the US military did not know when it would arrive. This certification of enlistment in the Army Air Corps Reserve states that then-Lt. Laughlin would serve in the Reserves for five years. By the end of that period, Joseph Laughlin would be a Colonel, an experienced combat pilot, and a Fighter Group Commander.

Creator

Army Air Corps

Source

National Museum of the United States Air Force - Research Division

Publisher

United States Air Force

Date

July 26, 1940

Files

Laughlin_Flight_Test_July_1940.JPG

Citation

Army Air Corps, “The Certification of Then-2nd Lt. Joseph Laughlin in the US Army Air Corps Reserve,” A Look At United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Laughlin, accessed July 10, 2020, https://coloneljoelaughlin.omeka.net/items/show/38.